Evidence that many people die during heatwave conditions in the UK are highlighted in this commentary by Bob Ward. He goes on to argue that many of these deaths could be prevented if the flow of information to the public about the rising risks of heatwaves due to climate change were greatly improved.
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Patrick Curran discusses the challenges for sub-Saharan Africa in realising the policy coherence needed in order to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and climate targets.
Bob Ward outlines the background to recent media reports that one of Donald Trump’s golf resorts in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, has “partially destroyed” a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Governments and policymakers around the world should take more account of public opinion and not just economic arguments if they want to introduce more and stronger carbon pricing in order to cut greenhouse gas emissions. These findings are presented in a new study, co-authored by Nicholas Stern, published in Nature Climate Change.
Ara Jo discusses her recent research which shows that the level of everyday trust between citizens can be a good indicator of how compliant companies are with environmental regulation. The research uses data on the compliance of installations regulated under the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).